Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2017

Publication Title

Aggression and Violent Behavior

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2017.01.012

Publisher

Elsevier

Embargo Period

6-1-2020

Keywords

Violence, Social Media, Cyber-bullying, Gangs, Selection, Facilitation

Abstract

This paper reviews the existing literature on the relationship between social media and violence, including prevalence rates, typologies, and the overlap between cyber and in-person violence. This review explores the individual-level correlates and risk factors associated with cyber violence, the group processes involved in cyber violence, and the macro-level context of online aggression. The paper concludes with a framework for reconciling conflicting levels of explanation and presents an agenda for future research that adopts a selection, facilitation, or enhancement framework for thinking about the causal or contingent role of social media in violent offending. Remaining empirical questions and new directions for future research are discussed.

Rights

This is the author's pre-print version before review and edits. For the definitive version, please see the Elsevier Version of Record: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2017.01.012

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